Land Rover Discovery Sport

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How much does the Land Rover Discovery Sport cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Land Rover Discovery Sport to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0L diesel costs £125.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band D.

It does just over 60 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Hyundai Tucson 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 24, which is lower than the Audi Q3 2.0L diesel, but higher than the BMW X3 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.0L diesel2.2L diesel
mpg40.4 - 60.144.8 - 46.3
emissions123 - 184162 - 166
tax£125.00 - £260.00£200.00 - £235.00
insuranceGroup 24 - 39Group 28 - 31

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Land Rover Discovery Sport: How big is the boot?

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has an above average boot space (981 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 7 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 8 large bags or 8 cabin bags instead.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, and better than its closest rival Volvo XC70.

Is the Land Rover Discovery Sport easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the Discovery Sport is hard to park. (If you want the detail it will fill 86% of the bay). This is the widest car in the SUV class, and you may need to breathe in a bit when getting in and out.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the Discovery Sport is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 201mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Suzuki Jimny.

Which Land Rover Discovery Sport has the best performance?

The fastest Land Rover Discovery Sport from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 500 lbs/ft torque and 240 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi Q3 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Land Rover Discovery Sport to 60 by 0.2 seconds. That doesn’t sound much, but in 0-60 terms it’s actually a big gap.

Engine options

model2.0L diesel2.2L diesel
zeroTo627.1 - 118.4 - 9.8
torque380 - 500420
bhp150 - 240190

What size caravan or trailer, can the Land Rover Discovery Sport tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0L diesel which has 500 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2500kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.